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Simple beauty – Chigiri part 3

One of my favourite things about reading a book rather than watching a movie is that the visual story I form in my mind is my own version, individual and unlike anyone else’s.  By only writing the time that I took each photo in these posts, I am hoping you too will form your own visual story of the birth of ‘Chigiri’.  It truly was a different experience for every person who attended.  Enjoy the final build chapter of Australia’s first 993.

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19 August – 9:56pm

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Simple beauty – Chigiri

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature onto his canvas.  The bright vivid colours of the world today can sometimes mask simplistic beauty.  To tone back the vivid colour can allow our eyes to appreciate things in the purest form.

On my second visit to RAUH-Welt Begriff while sitting down with Nakai-san he lit up a cigarette, turned to me and said ‘sometimes we need to peel away the layers, and appreciate the true beauty that lurks beneath, but is right in front of our own eyes’.  As he stood up, stubbed his cigarette out, and walked back to work, I remember being a little taken back, yet this chance moment I had with him has remained with me ever since.  In honour of that moment, this blogpost is about toning back the colour, removing the distracting chatter in order to show you the birth of ‘Chigiri’ – Australia’s first 993.

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10:47am

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Southern Cross – RWB Australia #1 Day One

I must admit it was strange sitting in a workshop with Nakai-san at 8:00am, coffee in hand, and waiting to start building.  Nakai-san doesn’t start anything back home before 12pm.  There is a golden rule at RWB – don’t show up before lunchtime.  There should be a sign on the door that states working hours are 12pm-4am.

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Southern Cross – RWB Australia #1 Preview

RAUH-Welt Begriff has forged a status in the automotive world based on passion, inspiration and a pinch of ‘I don’t care what you think’.  Nakai-san embodies tortured artist, devout petrol head and is a man of few words, the mysterious eyes as dark as the oil stains on his hands.  With cars that polarise opinion unlike any other on earth, as soon as I heard my good friend was headed for Aussie, I booked myself a ticket to Melbourne.

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